So something has been bothering me for the past few months. The idea of “hot girls” pandering to geeks has been a hot topic. I even commented on this subject on this very blog. I think it’s important to talk about this, I do. But here’s what is rubbing at me: What about those of us that don’t fit the mold of what is traditionally considered “hot”? I mean, if you look at the Oh You Sexy Geek panel that was at Comic Con this past week, there was not one plus-sized panelist, nor any of color. It didn’t bug me until I started to realize that it felt like high-school. I wouldn’t have been invited to sit on that panel because I don’t fit someone’s ideal of “sexy”. It was like when all the cool kids sat at a lunch table and told you that you weren’t welcome. I know that it wasn’t the intention, but instead of feeling like a celebration of girls who like nerdy things, it was a celebration of HOT girls who like nerdy things, which just seems to defeat the point to me.
Update: After thinking about this a bit more and reading your comments/emails I’ve written a little more, you can find that here.